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Spanish court jails Romanian for 30 years for human trafficking, procuring for prostitution

Author: The Sofia Echo staff Date: Wed, Feb 22 2012 1780 Views
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A Madrid court has sentenced Romanian national Ioan Clamparu (42) to 30 years in jail for a range of offences including human trafficking and procuring for prostitution.

Clamparu was arrested in Spain in October 2011 following close collaboration between Interpol’s national central bureaus in Romania and Spain and Interpol’s fugitive investigative support unit at the general secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France, Interpol said on February 21 2012.

He had been on the run for eight years from his native Romania,  where he had been sentenced to 13 years for people and drugs trafficking, Interpol said.

Clamparu, accused of heading a human trafficking network which is believed to have resulted in more than 100 Romanian women being forced into prostitution in Spain, was one of 450 international fugitives targeted during Interpol’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010.

Operation Infra-Red is an Interpol initiative to locate and arrest serious long-term international fugitives.

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